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Similarities between Muppet Babies and Looney Tunes

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by KGJC, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. KGJC

    KGJC Well-Known Member

    Similarities Between Muppet Babies and Baby Looney Tunes

    1. Kermit is like Bugs.

    2. Daffy is like Gonzo.

    3. Taz is just like Animal (crazy talk)

    4. They have a lady who watches them. (ex. Granny and Nanny)

    5. Lola is like Piggy.

    6. The characters are not played by there Original Perforrmer who usally plays them.
  2. Rowlf's Roadie

    Rowlf's Roadie Well-Known Member

    Well, DUH! As if Baby Looney Tunes hasn't been done before. :rolleyes:
  3. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    Okay, when has Baby Looney Tunes been done before in an animated cartoon series? Sure, they have been done in the orginal Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies; not in their own series.
  4. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle Well-Known Member

    well it is a simalar concept to TINY TOONS, as i recall reading the idea behind that show was to avoid creating another "muppet babies" like show hence the reason new charecter with simalar personalities were created (quite well done as well , was one of my guilty pleasures back in high school, i guess comming up with original concepts and doing new things is beyond most of this big corporate entertainment companies, god forbid they should try to do something new instead of re-inventing the wheel.

    maybe the muppets should try something like thta, with the classics teaching a performance class to new upand comming muppet kids,
  5. Rowlf's Roadie

    Rowlf's Roadie Well-Known Member

    I meant that the whole concept was done before as Muppet Babies.
  6. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    There is a Baby Looney Tunes cartoon. It's horrible.

    Not like Muppet Babies, which was brilliant.

  7. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I seen a little bit of the Baby Looney Tunes a few years ago and Klonoa is right, it's horrible.
  8. hdofu

    hdofu Well-Known Member

    The concept was simmilar, but Tiny Toons was a vastly superior result
  9. Muppet Crypts

    Muppet Crypts Well-Known Member

    I agree Tiny Ton s was funny Muppet Babies was a masterpeice and Baby lonny toons has its merits
  10. KGJC

    KGJC Well-Known Member

    It thought tiny toons were like muppet babies sort of.
  11. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Jim Henson created the Muppet Babies for The Muppets Take Manhattan, and after that we were inundated with horrible spin-offs like A Pup Named Scooby Doo, Flintstone Kids, Tom and Jerry Kids, and it still goes on today. There were duo shows such as Popeye and Son, Pink Panther and Son...the list goes on.

    Muppet Babies was the first in any franchise to make a big deal out of prequelling adult characters as babies.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the crappy "Gadget boy and Heather" show.... at least Don Adams supplied the voice... oy!

    Yeah, baby Looney Tunes was pathetic. the others were passable, Tiny Toons was great (though I much preferred Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain). But Muppet Babies was the best of all of them....
  13. KGJC

    KGJC Well-Known Member

    I think all of its just the same.
  14. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    Even though I'm a fan of Muppet Babies, I have to agree that Tiny Toon Adventures probably did pull the concept off better than most shows with that theme. It was probably because the characters in Tiny Toons weren't younger versions of the Looney Tunes characters, like the Muppet Babies and so many other shows that were inspired by that. They may have resembled their adult counterparts to a point, but that was where the similarities ended. The TTA characters were their own individual characters who had their own schtick and their own lives.

  15. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    An important thing to keep in mind is that Muppet Babies was the first babies/kids version of classic characters. The Muppets Babies were the first television show to use the "babies" concept.

    Many others followed because Muppet Babies was so sucessful (Flintstone Kids, Scooby Doo Kids, Tiny Toons, etc).
  16. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    I think they did a better job than anybody else as well. Tiny Toons was great but it's not really a prequel as much as a spin-off.
  17. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Careful. I liked "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo." Anyway, I really liked "Muppet Babies." I used to watch that one a lot more than the original Muppet shows and movies.
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Most folks raised during the Muppet Babies years have watched them more than TMS or most other puppet related Muppet productions. I have a cousin who still considers Muppet Babies the ORIGINAL Muppets.

    Pup named Scooby Doo wasn't TERRIBLE, but I still can't stomach it. I prefer the older versions of those characters...sans Scrappy. Scrappy is actually the worst thing to ever happen to ANY franchise!!
  19. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I understand. You're entitled to your opinion.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Personally, I had the rare privalage (sp?) of being able to see TMS reruns Saturday morning (locally) an hour before MB was on... SWEET!

    I liked it myself, considering Scooby Doo is a pretty campy show. I prefer the newer, "What's new Scooby Doo?" show because there's more possibilities (not just throwing on a costume) and the dialogue is pretty self satirical in it's own way (funnier than the self satirical stuff from the live action movie). My favorite example:

    Villain: I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for you meddling kids.

    Velma: Technically you DID get away with it. No one got hurt, so you didn't do anything wrong.

    But totall agreement on Scrappy.... people complain about the Great Gazoo on Flintstones, Orbity on Jetsons, and Corperal Capeman from Inspector Gadget... Scrappy was just the worst thing they did to the frnachise, even worse than the 3000 ripoffs of Scooby Doo Hanna Barbara spat out in the 70's....

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